Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Glare. It was last on stage 14–22 November 2014 as part of the Autumn 2014/15 season.
Søren Nils Eichberg, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition and Danish National Symphony Orchestra's first composer in residence, has won widespread acclaim for his orchestral and chamber music. These include his award-winning Qilaatersorneq (2001) and the symphonies 'Stürtzen wir uns ins Feuer' (2005) and 'Before Heaven, Before Earth' (2010). All his music is characterized by a powerful rhythmic drive and rich orchestral colour. Glare is Eichberg's much-anticipated Royal Opera debut.
German poet Hannah Dübgen provides an original libretto that explores a tense web of human relationships. Thaddeus Strassberger, director of The Royal Opera's production of I due Foscari, joins a creative team of his regular collaborators, designer Madeleine Boyd and lighting designer Matt Haskins (whose joint credits include Opera North's Don Giovanni).
News and features
18 November 2014
What did you think of Thaddeus Strassberger's production of Søren Nils Eichberg's robot opera?
13 November 2014
Søren Nils Eichberg’s opera Glare explores a recurrent issue in science fiction - what do you do if you can't tell who is real?
11 November 2014
The Danish composer's music to date has drawn on diverse influences to create energetic, thoughtful works that engage newcomers and thrill aficionados in equal measure.
7 November 2014
Our quick guide to this ‘robot opera’ that questions what it is that makes us human, and explores themes of trust, reality and loneliness.
24 October 2014
Søren Nils Eichberg’s new operatic thriller has its world premiere on 14 November 2014.
17 October 2014
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